Purdue watching sister of former gridiron Boiler
Alexis Rogers, a 6'1 sophomore wing originally from Ohio, is getting some attention from the Purdue staff. Rogers played her freshman basketball at Holy Innocents (GA), averaging 16 points, six rebounds, two steals and two assists per game. That outing got her first team all-Atlanta considerations. Rogers has transferred back to Ohio, and looks to have landed at Lakota West High along side another player catching Purdue's interest -- Amber Gray. If Alexis ends up becoming a Boilermaker, she will be following in the footsteps of her brother who was on football scholarship at Purdue.
Jence Rhoads to make an official visit to Purdue
The guys over at Hoopgurlz.com have an article on the recent Purdue commitments, and have identified another 2007 guard planning to take an official visit to Purdue next month. Jence Rhoads, a 5'11 guard from Slippery Rock (PA), is said to be makig an official visit next month along with recently committed Michelle Clark. Hoopgurlz calls Rhoads a pure point guard.
READ MORE: Hoopgurlz.com
Profile article on Rhoads -- READ MORE: Hoopgurlz.com
Photo of Rhoads -- READ MORE: Butler County Radio
Chicago gets a prize move-in
Purdue center Danielle Campbell's old school, Whitney Young, has just won the lottery by getting state of Florida transfer Tailor Jones. Jones, who will be a junior, earned a reputation as one of Florida's top players in the class of 2008 by helping Lake Mary to the 2006 Class 6A state championship. Jones projects as a potential shooting guard. Tailor's mother Gina is originally from Joliet, Ill. Like coaches need another player to scout at Whitney Young. Yet here's another one.
No. 5, or No. 1?
On Sunday we posted player ranking released by the Detroit Free Press where three targets were ranked No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5. Those players were Kellie Watson, Lakeisha Mosley and Keshia Hines respectively. In a recent ranking by the Detroit News, Hines gets top honors by swapping places with Watson. Mosley remains the now concensus Detroit media pick for No. 3. Although there seems to be no consensus between the newspapers on how to spell her name. Below are the evaluations for the three players according to Detoit News columnist David Goricki. Also below is a link to a picture including Mosley, pictured on the far left wearing the No. 42 jersey.
1. KESHIA HINES, 6-2, SR., C, AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE: Hines developed into one of the premier post players last season, helping her team reach the state quarterfinals. Hines averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks as Avondale won the Class A regional title and finished 23-3. Hines was athletic and dominant, beating opponents in transition. She also displayed excellent body control and managed to block shots without getting into foul trouble. "Keshia has the ability to dominate inside," coach Todd Henderson said. "She runs the floor extremely well, she has great body control and she's gotten physically stronger." Hines is being recruited by Michigan State, Western Kentucky, Ohio State, Purdue, Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana. Hines had a busy summer, helping the Lake Orion Pistons finish fifth in the AAU 16-and-under Nationals last month.
3. KESHIA MOSLEY, 6-1, SR., C, DETROIT COMMUNITY: Mosley is a physical post player who has a soft touch within 15 feet. She averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds last season. "She's hard to guard because of her outstanding post moves," coach Willie Riley said. Committed to Purdue.
4. KELLIE WATSON, 6-2, JR., G/F, IONIA: Watson has the ball-handling skills and quickness to play point guard. She averaged 17.5 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 2005. "She has tremendous versatility," coach Andy Barr said. "She can play inside or outside." Committed to None; being recruited by Michigan State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Kansas State, Duke, Tennessee.
READ MORE: Detroit News